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Norman Gordon Farquharson (18 July 1907 – 11 August 1992) was a male tennis player from South Africa.

Norman Farquharson
Norman Farquharson and Béla von Kehrling, 1929, Budapest.jpg
Norman Farquharson (left) with Béla von Kehrling
Full nameNorman Gordon Farquharson
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born(1907-07-18)18 July 1907
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died11 August 1992(1992-08-11) (aged 85)
Durban, South Africa
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1937)
Wimbledon3R (1927, 1933, 1935)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1931, 1937)
WimbledonSF (1933)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonF (1933)

In 1931 Farquharson and his compatriot partner Vernon Kirby were runners-up in the doubles final of the French Championships, losing in straight sets to the American pair George Lott and John Van Ryn.[1] In 1937 they again reached the doubles final in which they lost to the German pair Gottfried von Cramm and Henner Henkel in four sets.

Farquharson won the singles title of the South African Championships on four occasions (1934, 1935, 1936, 1938).

Between 1929 and 1937 he played in twelve ties for the South African Davis Cup team. The best team result during that period was reaching the semifinal of the European Zone in 1935 against Czechoslovakia. Farquharson had a Davis Cup match record of 13 wins vs. 10 losses and was more successful in doubles (9/3) than singles (4/7).[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (2 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1931 French Championships Clay   Vernon Kirby   George Lott
  John Van Ryn
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1937 French Championships Clay   Vernon Kirby   Gottfried von Cramm
  Henner Henkel
4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 1–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon Grass   Mary Heeley   Hilde Krahwinkel
  Gottfried von Cramm
5–7, 6–8


  1. ^ "Kirby and Farquharson Bow to Lott and Van Ryn in Final of French Doubles". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup Players – Norman Farquharson". ITF.

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